Statewide Framework for Internship Programs for School Leaders

Statewide Framework for Internship Programs for School Leaders

Approved by the Arizona State Board of Education – September 22, 2008

The Framework represents a major statewide effort to identify the critical features/conditions of quality internship programs and to determine what guidance should be provided to ensure that these features are part of a statewide principal preparation program.

 To better understand the dynamics of internship programs, the leadership teams responded to a series of discussion points and questions illuminating how successful internships are structured, implemented and evaluated. Each team was responsible for compiling key points from each discussion and reporting to the entire group. At the conclusion of the 2-day work session, the work of each team was compiled and a Framework drafted for review and comments.